Sunday, February 26, 2017

Found, formed & finished

©2017 Barry Smith - Found pieces cut, drilled, ground and polished - ready to be turned into pendants
Some time ago as part of the January clean and cull I cut up quite a number of decorative teaspoons and other odd bits of silver-plated EPNS cutlery. Though they also got drilled they sat on the work bench waiting to be turned into earrings and pendants as part of my Found and Formed Jewellery stash.

©2017 Barry Smith - Found pieces cut, drilled, ground and polished - ready to be turned into earrings
I call them found and formed because: I'm salvaging and up cycling existing shapes; and I'm forming them by grinding, polishing and adding other embellishments.

I gave myself a deadline over the weekend to get the bits off the workbench and finished - and as you can see from the photos a goodly number are complete.

©2017 Barry Smith - Six pairs of earrings with solid silver ear-wires
©2017 Barry Smith - Pair or ornate small teaspoon earrings with recycled beads from a broken necklace
©2017 Barry Smith - Pair or ornate small teaspoon earrings with solid silver bead and faux black pearl
©2017 Barry Smith - Pair or ornate small teaspoon earrings with solid silver bead and faux black pearl
©2017 Barry Smith - Another five pairs of earrings with solid silver ear-wires
©2017 Barry Smith - Black and silver pendant - formerly the handle of a small fork
©2017 Barry Smith - Solid mother of pearl pendant - formerly the handle of a small ornate fork
©2017 Barry Smith - Silver-plated pendant with silver-plated chained - formerly the handle of a spoon
©2017 Barry Smith - Ornate silver-plated pendant with chains - formerly the ornate pommel of a small fork
©2017 Barry Smith - Silver-plated pendant with chains and recycled beads from two broken necklaces.
©2017 Barry Smith - Silver-plated pendant with chains and recycled bits from two broken necklaces.
There are a few other pendants to be made; but I think the polished and drilled bits can sit on my assembling bench a little longer.

5 comments:

  1. WOW, you're a genius, Barry! What a gorgeous collection. These pieces of jewellery look fantastic! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your awesome transformatins. Gaby xo

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  2. Hi GB, OS, JM and AA - sorry it hasten me a while to acknowledge your generous visit and comments - must have a bit on..... GB - that is a very generous comment - I delivered a bunch to some friends in Melbourne - they were a great hit. AA - not all bits and pieces are equal - as you and GB know it takes a bit of effort to find the pieces that will work. Peace. B

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